The Onion has long been a high marker for American satire. But what is a site to do when they have a stated rule of "no low-hanging fruit" at a time when all fruit in sight seems to already be rotting on the ground? How do you make clever satire of Donald Trump, a distinctly and proudly unclever man?Read More
They're going "do to the film industry what they’ve already done to publishing. In a good way."Read More
Does the O have it? O, we do. O.
That's not a pithy "Not The Onion" style joke we're making here about the ridiculousness of such a concept. This is a real thing that the satirical newspaper legitimately predicted two years ago. May God have mercy on all our souls.Read More
Wait. The Onion's not true?
The popular satire site The Onion is now being tagged as "satire" on Facebook. The execution leaves a lot to be desired, though.Read More
I can't make a sub-header joke when I'm writing about The Onion. That's flying a little too close to the sun.
America's Finest News Source has a new platform for satirizing uniquely 20th century media--on Tuesday The Onion announced Clickhole.com, a site dedicated to parodying Upworthy , Buzzfeed, and endless over-sharing.Read More
Patton Oswalt Tells the Story Of A Magical Black Man Who Haunted His Early Career
Patton Oswalt is known for a lot of things like acting, writing, and voicing cartoon rodents, but he is first and foremost a brilliant standup comedian. That's not always an easy life, especially when you're first starting out. In the first episode of the new series Stand Down by The Onion A.V. Club, Oswalt recounts the tale of a magical black man who haunted his early career. The story is better than the animation itself, but they come together nicely.Read More
Famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has come out with a video in support of The Onion news network. Tyson is particularly proud of the way The Onion handled that whole Pluto debacle, and feels the publication deserves the highest honor in journalism, the Pulitzer Prize. Of course, Tyson's video is as much a parody as The Onion itself.
(via Neil deGrasse Tyson)Read More
Onion News Network has done up another one of their haw-haw-making, (presumably) fake news reports, dually inspired by Iron Man 2 fandom and the Gwyneth Paltrow backlash, titled "Iron Man 2 Buzz Heats Up Over Rumors Gwynyth Paltrow Gets Punched in the Face." Spoiler alert: it's really funny.Read More
In yet another example of real news almost being less believable than The Onion (no really), last week Wisconsin declared that Lactococcus lactis was the official state microbe.
The New York Times reports:
“The first time I heard the idea, I thought, I’ve got more important things to do than spending my time honoring a microbe,” said Gary Hebl, a Democratic state representative who proposed the bill which, he says, would make Wisconsin the first state in the nation to grant such a designation. “But this microbe is really a very hard worker.”